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Tough New Measures Expected To Clamp Down On Dog Fouling

Thursday April 23 2015

DOG owners who allow their pet to foul in public areas could be fined up to £1,000 in a bid to eradicate the long-running issue.

New rules, introduced as part of the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, will see a £100 fine issued initially.

However, those who fail to pay could be fined up to ten times as much if they refuse to pay.

Daventry in Northampton is set to become the first town in the country to adopt the measure, although others are expected to follow suit.

A Barnsley Council spokesperson said: "Currently, fixed penalty notices are issued for offences of allowing a dog to foul. The fine is £50 and recipients are given 14 days to pay.

"The council has a continuous programme of mapping issues of various types, and would use this tool to assist them where necessary."

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Reply Posted by val on Friday April 24 2015 at 11:42
maybe the pendleburys will get caught now, but i doubt it. 5 dogs mess all round green area of kendray :(

Reply Posted by A H R on Friday April 24 2015 at 12:35
About time, but because of the cut-backs doubt whether it will deter many of the persistent offenders.

Reply Posted by KB on Friday April 24 2015 at 13:33
And yet another new measure that will be unpolicable; who thinks these measures up before working out how to manage them, they can't even catch the fly tippers, anti social quad and bike riders, drivers using their mobiles and the list goes on!!!!!

Reply Posted by GLEN on Friday April 24 2015 at 19:18
The fine should be £1000 minimum which would be a deteent to some people but yes the problem needs pro active policing

Reply Posted by Ian on Sunday April 26 2015 at 13:02
They need to catch the people on upper Sheffield road. It's like an obstacle course some times trying to walk from the vic up to the garage. Disgusting. Please put up signs saying 1000 pound fine for dog fouling for a start. Might scare them a bit !!

Reply Posted by Robdought on Sunday April 26 2015 at 16:25
Brilliant name and shame every week in Chronicle and more importantly free paper weekender

Reply Posted by Amy on Monday April 27 2015 at 12:59
Who is going to catch and fine these dirty individuals???
Cudworth is an absolute disgrace, especially around the Primary Schools. There is dog muck absolutely everywhere, not to mention litter.

Reply Posted by Robdought on Monday April 27 2015 at 16:01
G4S the council private police force that issues tickets for litter droppers cig droppers and now Also allows parking Tickets and yes your right dog fouling.

It appears is easier to catch the cig and litter droppers than the dog ********.

I bet there's less crap to deal with than catching and prosecuting dog fowlers

Reply Posted by Marlowe on Tuesday April 28 2015 at 08:46
Dog fouling has reached epidermic proportions, our parks and pavements are just open sewers for dogs.
If the dog licence was bought back and included a DNA sample then every owner that lets their dog fouls the streets could be caught and fined.